New maker space opens in Richardson and more DFW-area updates

The Lab.ms is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The Lab.ms)
The Lab.ms is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The Lab.ms)

The Lab.ms is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The Lab.ms)

Read the latest business and community updates from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Richardson

Nonprofit maker space TheLab.ms to become first new tenant in Richardson Innovation Quarter

TheLab.ms plans to host a grand opening for its 3,000-square foot maker space at 999 E. Arapaho Road, Richardson, on Dec. 1.

APLus Workforce Management Solutions opens office at The Common Desk in Richardson


APLus Workforce Management Solutions opened an office Oct. 19 at coworking space The Common Desk at 3400 N. Central Expressway, Richardson.

Beauty supply store Nails Plus to open this fall in Richardson

Nails Plus expects to open this fall at 1235 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson.

Eiland Coffee Roasters to open cafe in former Richardson location of Pearl Cup Coffee

Eiland Coffee Roasters plans to open a cafe in mid-January at 2701 Custer Parkway, Richardson.

Tarrant County

ROUNDUP: Safe and kid-friendly Halloween events in Tarrant County


With the pandemic limiting how Halloween can be celebrated, here is a list of safe events happening in Tarrant County.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Harkins Theatres set to close Nov. 1 in Southlake


Harkins Theatres will close its only Texas location due to economic difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Altus Group relocating headquarters to new development in Keller


Altus Group, a tax consultant firm, is currently building a new headquarters at 1807 Keller Parkway, Keller, near The Bowden events center.

McKinney

Mary's Mountain Cookies opens first Texas location in downtown McKinney

Mary's Mountain Cookies opened its first Texas location Oct. 23 at 107 W. Louisiana St., McKinney.

Plano

Farmers market regulars Brothers Products open Pita Town restaurant in Plano


Pita Town opened its doors in Plano at the end of September at 700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Ste. 106, Plano.

Spring Creek Pharmacy offers full-line pharmacy from new location in Plano

Spring Creek Pharmacy relocated its store this fall to 4666 McDermott Road, Ste. 200, Plano.

W.W. Fairfield's closes for the second time after a year of business in Plano

The bar and grill regularly held country music and karaoke events before closing temporarily in March. This closure became indefinite in September.

Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Ian Pribanic and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.


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This shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Denton County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT releases 5 potential alignment options for US 380 in Denton County

TxDOT is studying five conceptual alignments for the project. The study area includes the area north of US 380; it includes the cities of Denton, Providence Village, Frisco, Little Elm, Aubrey, Krugerville and Celina and the towns of Prosper and Cross Roads.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Meadowcreek is Frisco's featured neighborhood for December. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Meadowcreek is this month's featured neighborhood in Frisco

Meadowcreek, a 189-home community, is located north of Main Street and just to the east of FM 423.

The portion of Hall Office Park to be redeveloped is at the corner of Warren and Gaylord parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco approves tax reinvestment zone to help fund parking garage, park as Hall Office Park redevelops

Frisco will participate in improvements planned as part of a Hall Office Park project that could more than triple the property’s value to nearly $2.2 billion over the next 20-30 years.

The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County to open new facility in McKinney

The need for the 40,000-square-foot facility comes from the projection that the number of children in the county will triple over the next 25 years.

Located at the south end of Teel Parkway, the 1135 Hike & Bike Trail will now be part of Iron Horse Trail. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco approves names for 3 neighborhood parks, 2 connected trails

Frisco City Council approved names for three neighborhood parks and two city trails during its Dec. 1 meeting.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

Frisco ISD is slated to spend roughly $822,000 on blue strobe lights to enhance security systems. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD to install blue strobe lights as security enhancement

Upon the request of campus administrators, Frisco ISD is planning to spend approximately $822,000 to install blue strobe lights on each district campus to visually alert students and faculty in lockdown situations.

As of Nov. 30, patients confirmed to have COVID-19 filled 16.1% of hospital beds in Trauma Service Area E, which includes Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties among others. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
North Texas hovers above key COVID-19 hospitalization threshold as further restrictions loom

North Texas businesses could face additional restrictions—including the closure of some bars—if area hospitals do not see a reversal in the number of COVID-19 patients within a matter of days.

Meals on Wheels Collin County expects to serve about 300,000 meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults throughout the county during 2020. (Courtesy Meals on Wheels Collin County)
Meals on Wheels expects to serve 300K meals in Collin County this year

Meals on Wheels Collin County is on pace to provide 300,000 meals this year to nearly 2,000 seniors.

Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewisville. The education center offers classes and groups for people preparing for childbirth. (Courtesy Artio Birth Care)
Artio Birth Care opens in Lewisville, plus 7 more DFW business updates

Here are eight recent business updates from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

COVID-19 patients occupy around 15% and 10% of hospital beds in Denton County and Collin County, respectively. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County COVID-19 hospitalizations hit 15% of beds; Collin County approaches 10%

For the fourth day in a row, COVID-19 patients have occupied at least 15% of hospital beds across Denton County.